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  1. Peter Moylan is not in the best shape of his life

    Feb 1, 2010, 5:45 PM EST

    Today is the first day of the Atlanta Braves’ voluntary pitching camp at Turner Field. The AJC’s David O’Brien reports on a meme getting tuned upside-down: Pete Moylan packed on a little winter weight during his 3 months back in Australia. “Meat pies,” he said of the diet staple in his homeland. Of course Aussies…

  2. Ken Griffey Jr. is in the best shape of his life

    Jan 29, 2010, 4:45 PM EST

    With the hot stove season winding down, my favorite annual meme begins to pick up steam: With Spring Training less than three weeks away and arthroscopic surgery on his left knee more than three months behind him, Griffey figures to be in much better shape. “I’m not saying he will look like he did in…

  3. Matt Stairs is in the best shape of his life

    Jan 21, 2010, 4:15 PM EST

    No, really: Matt Stairs still hoping to land a job at age 41, has dropped 31 pounds this winter, reports ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. Stairs has gone from 230 pounds to 199 — the lightest he’s been in about 15 years. Stairs lost the weight on the Nutrisystem program. It’s a pretty sad comment that Charlie…

  4. Trevor Cahill is in The Best Shape of His (adult) Life

    Feb 14, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

    Trevor Cahill

    Trevor Cahill told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he’s lost 10-15 pounds because he wasn’t happy with his defense and athleticism last year. Nick is hip to the BSHOL club and he’s a good reporter, so he asked the question that had to be asked: Does this mean he’s a member of the…

  5. Mike Scioscia is in The Best Shape Of His (Managing) Life

    Feb 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Mike Scioscia, Albert Pujols

    Mike Scioscia was in perfectly good shape during his 13-year career as the Dodgers’ catcher, so adding him to the ever-growing “Best Shape Of His Life” list wouldn’t really be accurate. But after packing on quite a bit of weight during his 12-year managing career Scioscia dropped nearly 40 pounds this winter and told Bill…

  6. Joe Saunders is in The Best — and the sexiest — Shape of His Life

    Feb 21, 2012, 8:50 AM EST

    Joe Saunders

    But first, a word from Indians President Mark Shapiro.

  7. Brad Penny is going to be in the best shape of his life

    Nov 15, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

    Brad Penny

    If you’ve been reading my stuff for a while, you know that I obsessively track those players who are reported to be “in the best shape of their life” each spring. Best Shape of His Life stories can take a couple of different forms. There’s the straightforward “Player X is looking good” story which, if…

  8. A-Rod is “finding that his calling in life is business”

    May 14, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    And maybe — just maybe — he’s in . . . The Best Shape of His Life.

  9. Great. I got traded to the Phillies. Even though I was in the Best Shape of My Life.

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:28 PM EST

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    Schroeder: What do you mean Craig Calcaterra wasn’t so great?  Lucy: He never got his picture on bubblegum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubblegum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who’s never had his picture on bubblegum cards?  Schroeder: Good grief.  Take that, Lucy: This awesomeness…

  10. Mike Scioscia is in Better Shape at this Point in His Life

    Feb 26, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

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    This is not a Best Shape of His Life story, as it is clear that Angels manager Mike Scioscia’s BSOHL was back when he was a major league ballplayer.  But he is doing a lot better this year: Mike Scioscia looks great this spring. He says he lost 34 pounds, hoping to lose 60 in…

  11. The 32 best calls in sports history (and a Scully vs. Buck debate)

    Oct 16, 2013, 4:17 PM EST

    Kirk Gibson Dodgers home run

    This is about Vin Scully and Jack Buck, but I kind of got lost along the way. Hey, it happens. Three years ago, I posted (with a great deal of help from my editor Larry Burke) the 32 best calls in sports history. In going back to find it, I realized that those 32 calls…

  12. Bryce Harper plans to get “as big as a house” this offseason

    Sep 30, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper has his eye on joining the annual Best Shape Of His Life list, telling Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that he plans to lift tons of weights this offseason and get “as big as a house” by the time spring training rolls around. Harper also told Kilgore that the nagging knee and…

  13. Lance Lynn shows that being in the Best Shape of Your Life has some disadvantages

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn works from the mound against the New York Yankees in Tampa

    Like, how to pitch without 40 pounds you used to have on that frame of yours. Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch reports: Lynn’s slimmer physique has given him more flexibility in his windup, and the results have been inconsistent as he tries to get used to the movements of his lighter look. “When you have a…

  14. Jay Bruce is in the Same Shape of His Life He’s Always Been In

    Jan 23, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

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    C. Trent Rosecrans spoke to Reds outfielder Jay Bruce about the kind of shape he’s in. This is new: from @jayabruce: ‘I know everyone this time of year says they’re in the best shape of their life — i’m in the same shape.’ — ctrent (@ctrent) January 23, 2013   It makes me happy that…

  15. John Farrell: Adam Lind was out of shape

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

    Adam Lind

    Uh-oh, someone was not in the Best Shape of His Life when he was demoted to Las Vegas. That someone was the Blue Jays Adam Lind Farrell implies Lind wasn’t in shape when sent down, affected range and bat speed, but also said he did his core strengthening religiously. — Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 11,…

  16. Joe Maddon is shaving his head for charity

    Mar 9, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Joe Maddon

    Aside from reporting to camp in “The Best Shape Of His Life” shaving your head for charity might be the biggest trend of spring training this year. Jose Reyes did it first, live on MLB Network no less, and then Josh Johnson did it with considerably less fanfare. And now Rays manager Joe Maddon is…

  17. Adam Dunn on his “one stupid year”

    Jan 25, 2012, 9:27 AM EST

    Adam Dunn

    There’s a good story about Adam Dunn by Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times today. Van Schouwen caught up with Dunn at home in Houston and talked about the train wreck that was Dunn’s 2011 season and how he feels he’s going to get back on track for 2012. Note: there is some flirting…

  18. Chipper Jones is feeling his age

    Jan 10, 2012, 11:45 AM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Carroll Rogers has a Q&A with Chipper Jones.  There’s some stuff in there about how he’s lost a bunch of weight and is eating better, but I can’t in good conscience say that he’s In the Best Shape of His Life.  Because Jones — who has always come off as…

  19. Carlos Gutierrez is in the best shape of his — wait! The best shape EVER

    Nov 30, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    Carlos Gutierrez

    Best shape of my life? Ha!  Try this on for size. From La Velle Neal: [Carlos] Gutierrez, I’ve been told, has rededicated himself to conditioning during the offseason and wants to come to camp in the best shape ever. He reported last year noticeably heavier. He could be a bullpen wild card if he can…

  20. In the future, more players will be in the best shape of their lives

    Oct 10, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

    Atlas

    Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a story about how the Pirates are going to emphasize offseason conditioning for their players this year.  In linking it, Buster Olney makes a good point that, while probably obvious, isn’t something we hear too much about over the winter: You’ll be hearing this kind of thing more…

  21. Oh good: Miguel Cabrera gets his driver’s license back

    May 31, 2011, 9:14 AM EST

    Miguel Cabrera mugshot

    Miguel Cabrera‘s Maserati goes one-eighty-five. Got back his license, now he can drive. Life’s been good to him so far: Florida officials have returned Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera’s driver’s license, but he still faces DUI charges. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department determined Friday there wasn’t enough evidence to prove Cabrera had been…

  22. Daisuke Matsuzaka is getting lit up this spring

    Mar 10, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Yes, we know he’s in the best shape of his life and yes we know that spring stats aren’t supposed to mean anything, but Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s spring hasn’t been too encouraging. He got lit up for five runs in 3.2 innings against the Rays today, which brings his ERA on the spring up to 11.42.  What’s…

  23. Alex Rodriguez dropped 10 pounds this winter

    Feb 20, 2011, 1:31 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez, Andruw Jones

    Alex Rodriguez might not be in the proverbial “best shape of his life,” but he did show up to Yankees camp this weekend with a trimmer self. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the 35-year-old Rodriguez dropped from 233 pounds to 223 pounds this offseason and slid his body fat from 12 percent to nine…

  24. Jose Tabata “worked out in the gym every day this winter”

    Jan 13, 2011, 10:21 AM EST

    Neil Walker, Jose Tabata

    It looks like we can add Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata to the ever-growing pool of players “in the best shape of their life.” Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review writes that Tabata “has bulked up noticeably” during the offseason “and it’s muscle, not fat.” One teammate called Tabata “a beast” after getting a look…

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